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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jan 24, 2014 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Religion in Dead Lyrics

Oh Well- I need to not be lazy and do my own work.
I do appreciate the links you shared.
I try to read as much as I can of what you post around here especially link wise.(very informative)
I was surprised that Victim would get a thumbs down from a member of the rhythm section. I always considered that a pretty open ended second set type tune.
I can only imagine what they thought of Wave to the Wind.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 24, 2014 9:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Religion in Dead Lyrics

Several members of the Dead were extremely opposed to Victim or the Crime, as the author wrote about:
http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/votc.html
(More biblical allusions, too!)

Their complaint was more lyrical than musical, though. Garcia said it was "hideous" but fun to play...

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Jan 24, 2014 11:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Religion in Dead Lyrics

"Patience runs out on the bunny."
Ha, I will have to check and see if that had any connection to an 'Easter time' show.

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Poster: Incornsyucopia Date: Jan 25, 2014 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Religion in Dead Lyrics

Here's a link to a paper I wrote (soon to be published) on "Help on the Way>Slipknot>Franklin's Tower" in which I discuss (among other things) various biblical allusions in the lyrics: https://www.academia.edu/5629077/_Spring_from_Night_into_the_Sun_Metaphors_of_Dark_and_Light_in_the_Music_of_the_Grateful_Dead.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 25, 2014 12:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Religion in Dead Lyrics

While you're at it, you can check the dates of Little Bunny Foo Foo. Turns out 4/1/88 was actually Good Friday ...

There's also a Bunny Foo Foo on 5/3/87. Which is probably a saint's day, because every other day pretty much is.